This year I am writing a novel. Google defines atmosphere as “the pervading tone or mood of a place, situation, or work of art.” The pervading mood of a place is where my thoughts are this week. In particular I am thinking about my writing space. I do not have a separate space in my… Continue reading Writing Space?
This year I am writing a novel. “When you face writer’s block, just lower your standards and keep going.” — Sandra Tsing Loh Couldn’t write, couldn’t write… It was almost torture to get one word not to mention a full sentence. Anyway, after hours of trying I had produced a few sentences and a bunch… Continue reading Writing Sessions like Night & Day
This year I am writing a novel. I entered my son’s room to open the curtains like I do every morning. I took one look around and thought what in the world? I rolled my eyes and went in search of coffee. I didn’t give it another thought. My husband got up a few hours… Continue reading Large, ugly and frightening – Let’s get creative!
This year I am writing a novel. I am not someone who can sit down at a scheduled time and just bang some writing out. Power writing is not my strong suit. I need to be in the zone, or I need to get into it somehow. This can be problematic when I have set… Continue reading 182 hours
What is writing for you? This year I am writing a novel. It is February 27, 2021 and I am words deep in writing a fiction novel. This week though I am going to share an excerpt from my unpublished memoirs. I wrote my memoirs in November of 2016 during NaNoWriMo. This little excerpt talks… Continue reading To grow, to transform, to become.
This year I am writing a novel. As I was bleeding the words for a big scene in the novel I was introduced to a new character. I use the word “introduced” because this wasn’t a character that I had originally planned for, but it was one who became pivotal for advancing the plot. So,… Continue reading Surprise Appearance Required
This year I am going to write a novel. I shifted from character development to some scene work. My main character’s childhood home is going to play an important part in the story so it goes without saying that I need to do some planning and development around it. This is going to be my… Continue reading The process of being mentally stimulated.
This year I am going to write a novel? Well, here we are at week three and I am already stuck. I drafted up about 750 words as a start to my introduction chapter. I took a break and now I can’t seem to find the thread I was travelling on. “It’s not the fear… Continue reading Fixed and Unable to Move
This year I am going to write a novel. The coffee is on, my pen is posed and this week’s thoughts are on an opening line. Here are a couple of my favourite story openers in no particular order: Alice Sebold’s The Almost Moon – “When all is said and done, killing my mother came… Continue reading The Opening
NaNoPoBlano2020 – This was my first year participating NoNoPoBlano and it has been a lot of fun. Thanks to all the Cheer Peppers! By Shari Marhall – 2020